In Their Own Words

Islam is a vicious evil. Islamofacism is evil incarnate.

Were up against a vicious attack by neoatheists . . . a virulent of [sic] strain of atheism that seeks to destroy our belief system.

Watergate felon Chuck Colson
Southern Baptist Convention

June 10, 2007, June 11, 2007

A growing culture of radical secularism declares that the nation cannot profess the truths on which it was founded. We are told that our public schools can no longer invoke the creator, nor [sic] proclaim the natural law nor profess the God-given quality of human rights.

In hostility to American history, the radical secularists insist that religious belief is inherently divisive and that public debate can only proceed on secular terms.

Newt Gingrich
Commencement address

Associated Press, May 19, 2007

Those aspects of evolutionary theory compatible with this truth [creationism] are a welcome addition to human knowledge. Aspects of these theories that undermine this truth, however, should be firmly rejected as an atheistic theology posing as science.

Candidate Sam Brownback
What I Think About Evolution”

The New York Times op-ed, May 31, 2007

[People may say the story of creation is] preposterous, [but] if I believe anything about God, I believe that he’s in the miracle business.

Candidate Mike Huckabee
Press conference

USA Today, June 8, 2007

If you vote for Mitt Romney, you are voting for satan!

Bill Keiller Ministries
“Devotional” posting, May 11, 2007

God’s getting ready to shake us up. God’s looking for a SWAT team . . . . he’s looking for a team of Holy Ghost terrorists!

Antigay Bishop Harry Jackson
Hope Christian Church, Lantham, Md.

The Prospect, June 18, 2007

We believe there is an antiChristian muzzle-the-pastor kind of feeling behind this kind of law [the Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2007, which has passed the House]. I need to be able to preach that adultery, fornication, straying from the way of the Lord is wrong.

Antigay Bishop Harry Jackson
Hope Christian Church, Lantham, Md.

USA Today, June 15, 2007

If someone exploded a bomb on his body he would be right to do so unless the British government apologizes and withdraws the “Sir” title [for Salman Rushdie].

Mohammed Ijaz ul-Haq
Pakistani religious affairs minister
Speech to Islamabad parliament

The Sun [U.K.], June 18, 2007

Though our difficult time continues, our faith remains strong. (After fourth sextuplet died, with two remaining in intensive care, following in vitro-fertilization in which they refused to consider medically-indicated abortion.)

Ryan and Brianna Morrison
Associated Press, June 27, 2007

We are not going to go out there and persecute people for their beliefs. [Statement that Arizona will not prosecute polygamists unless they commit other crimes such as taking underage brides.]

Terry Goddard
Arizona Attorney General

Reuters, June 17, 2007

One accepts it [polygamy] because it’s our religion.

Doussou Traore, President
Assoc. of Milian Women, N.Y.

The New York Times, March 25, 2007

Prayer is good for the soul. It forces us to lean on the one who is greater than us. [Statement in bipartisan effort to urge every American to spend five minutes a week praying for the nation].

U.S. Rep. Tim Walberg, R.-Tipton, MI
Gannett News Service, March 29, 2007

You choose belief in God and belief in evolutionary theory. If you write something like this, either you don’t understand evolution, or you don’t understand what it means to affirm that God created the earth, because there is nothing that is reconcilable between those two propositions.

And furthermore, if we’re not all literally the descendants of Adam and Eve, then there’s no explanation of how Adam’s sin was imputed to us. And without that you have no need for the imputation of Christ’s righteousness. You have no explanation of the cross. . . . God can’t be the redeemer if he wasn’t the creator.

Albert Mohler
Southern Seminary president
Albert Mohler Radio Show

June 1, 2007

I was wondering the other day, if I ran for president, what would be my campaign promises.

If I’m elected president, I will . . .

Tattoo an American flag with the words, “In God we trust,” on the forehead of every atheist.

Actor Chuck Norris
Worldnetdaily column, June 11, 2007

We are in serious moral trouble because every type of lifestyle is now regarded as legitimate. People no longer see natural disasters as an act of God. However, we are now reaping what we have sown. If we live in a profligate way then there are going to be consequences.

Rt. Rev. Graham Dow
Bishop of Carlisle
Re: flooding

Sunday Telegraph [U.K.], Feb. 7, 2007

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